Whats the mysery behind the perfect glass of wine?!

Comark Instruments – Fluke UK Ltd

Comark Instruments – Fluke UK Ltd

Standard Supplier 7th June 2016

Whats the mysery behind the perfect glass of wine?!

English Wine Week - What’s the mystery behind the perfect glass of wine?
Achieving perfection from your glass of wine can be a complex task. At Comark (www.comarkinstruments.net) we specialize in in temperature and humidity we thought we would lend a helping hand and guide you to the perfect tipple.
Storing of wine
Historically, the storage of wine was handled by wine merchants. However, since the 1950’s it has become more common for consumers to increasingly store their own wine.
There are 3 factors that have the most direct impact on a wine’s condition, they are light, humidity and temperature.
Storing wine is easy but many make the mistake of storing white wine, red wine and Champagne in the same place and therefore at the same temperature.
Wines are most often damaged by extreme fluctuations in temperature or movement.
The correct temperature ensures the wine’s flavour and balance remains. Different temperatures can affect the wine by either aging it prematurely or it may be ruined by its storage conditions.
Ideal storage temperatures:
• Red Wine: 12˚C - 19˚C
• White Wine: 8˚C - 12˚C
• Champagne: 5˚C - 8˚C
If you are intending to keep your wine for the future then the storage conditions are critical to ensuring its still at its best when drunk. Wine is best stored in a dark room, vibration free and humidity under 70%.
There are 3 main ways to store your bottles of wine safely and securely:
• Purpose built wine rooms
• A homemade closet or walk in wardrobe
• Wine refrigerators provide the best conditions to store wine.
So what about the drinking temperature. Well the wine experts do suggest slightly different temperatures depending on the grape.

⁰F Temp ⁰C Temp Notes
100° 39° Warm Bath
66° 19° Vintage Port

64° 18° Bordeaux, Shiraz

63° 17° Red Burgundy, Cabernet

61° 16° Rioja, Pinot Noir

59° 15° Chianti, Zinfandel

57° 14° Tawny/NV Port, Madeira

55° 13° Ideal storage for all wines
54° 12° Beaujolais, rose

52° 11° Viognier, Sauternes

48° 9° Chardonnay

47° 8° Riesling

45° 7° Champagne

43° 6° Ice Wines

41° 5° Asti Spumanti

35° 2° Fridge Temperature
32° 0° water freezes
0° -18° Freezer Temperature
Why not now take a moment to enjoy a nice glass.

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